Good Luck Is The Gayest Of All Gay Girls: John Hay

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Good Luck is the gayest of all gay girls;
Long in one place she will not stay:
Back from your brow she strokes the curls,
Kisses you quick and flies away.

But Madame Bad Luck soberly comes
And stays — no fancy has she for flitting;
Snatches of true-love songs she hums,
And sits by your bed, and brings her knitting.

John Milton Hay (1838–1905)

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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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